Colin Mills, compiler of the Hortus Camdenensis, died in late November 2012 after a short illness. As he always considered the Hortus his legacy, it is his family's intention to keep the site running in perpetuity. It will not, however, be updated in the near future.


A family of some 31 genera and 530 species of rhizomatous perennial herbs, mainly from tropical regions of the Americas.  [FNA].  The family includes such locally important crops as Arrowroot.  Represented in the Hortus by a single, unidentified species.

Plants in this Family

  1. Maranta species unidentified